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Christie Bacon is the interim executive director of the National Writers Series. She is also the business manager and creative partner of her husband, John U. Bacon, a New York Times best-selling author, who has become a familiar face on the stage at NWS. Christie is also the mom of 6-year-old Teddy, who loves hockey and history. After 10 years working as a nonprofit manager in Chicago, she moved back to her hometown of Ann Arbor in 2014, where she resides today, but also considers Traverse City a home-away-from-home.